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KrisP
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   Posted 3/29/2008 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello again my Friends!
Got my bone scan result yesterday and all is well - thank God!! Going to meet with Dr Fagin, who does the Robotic Surgery, in Austin on Wednesday to hear what he has to offer.
Diagnosed 3/2008 at Age 54; with Prostate Cancer with PSA of 1.9
Biopsy done 3/2008; with Gleason 6
Pathology report - Gleason 6 (3+3), involving left lobe (T2b)
DRE=15gm with indurated left base and mid prostate
Cores positive: left base medial, left base lateral, left mid medial and left mid lateral
Clinical stage t2b.
Prostate Carcinorna 185
Urologist recommended no bone scan or other test is needed at this time.
In process of evaluating all options.


DanmanBob
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   Posted 3/29/2008 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   

Great news, Kris.

Hope your visit to Austin goes well.


Danman Bob
Age 57
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Possible post-surgery radiation therapy...decision likely in late April 2008, depending upon PSA at that time
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of March 2008)
Began using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Will probably begin using bimix injections in addition to Viagra and pump in May 2008


smilingoldcoot
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   Posted 3/29/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Kris

I hope your as impressed with Dr. Fagin as your surgeon as I was during my consultation with him. 

Good luck in your progress.

Richard


Retired USAF Richard & Debbie on The Shores of Toledo Bend Lake Louisiana
Neg Bios 1997 & 2000 PSA within considered normal range
11/06 PSA 1.9 PSA 11/07 was 4.9 PSA 12/07 was 7.7 MDA 2/12/08 3.3 On Proscar so shud double
Biospy 1/10/08 Gleason score (4+5)9, Stage T1C  8 of 12 samples positive 
Bone scan 1/17/08 hot spot on ribs, CT shows rib enjury CT CHest 1/30/08 Clear
M.D. Anderson appt 2/12/08 CT Abdomin & Pelvis Clear Recommended Hormone&Radiation
2/19/08 Dr Fagin, Austin, TX did not recommend surgery based on medical history
2/22/08 Contacted U of Florida Proton Therapy Institute - Appt 3/13/08 awaiting acceptance
Scheduled for PET Scan and Prostascint Scan 2/24 - 3/2/08 Lake Charles, LA
Turn Stumbling Blocks into Steping Stones and Keep Smiling


creed_three
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   Posted 3/30/2008 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great news about the bone scan Kris. :-) Good luck with your appointment on Wed. cheers, Lana & CJ

Creed_three (Lana & CJ)
 
Husband CJ aged 50 yrs (49 years at diagnosis and surgery)
PSA (2002) 2.1.  PSA (2006) 3.5.  1 x (5%) core of 12 positive at biopsy. 11 cores negative. Open Radical Prostatectomy with nerve sparing, on Tuesday 17th April 2007 (Sydney, Australia).
Gleeson 3 + 4 = 7.  Cancer confined. 1st PSA 0.01 (June 07) 2nd PSA 0.02 (Oct 07) undetectable. Next PSA March 08.


GreenAcres
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   Posted 3/30/2008 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Another Fagin fan checking in, here, KrisP.

We were impressed from the get-go and his followup concerns for all areas of recovery are amazing.
His team is incredible and the hospital (and staff) is so nice, you won't want to leave.

Don't leave any stones unturned when asking questions - he'll give you all the time you need. And will be honest about his recommended approach.
Husband: Age 67
PSA had doubled in 14 mos to 4.3/Gleason 6
da Vinci 8/06 in Austin with Dr. Randy Fagin
Post surgical path shows encapsular penetration; possible bladder neck involvement.
PSAs remain undetectable; no further treatment at this time.
Next PSA: April 08


KrisP
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Total Posts : 162
   Posted 3/30/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks all!!
GreenAcres, I saw Dr Fagin did your surgery per your signature. Do you live in the Austin area? The reason I asked is I live in DFW area and if I chose to do the surgery in Austin with Dr Fagin, (approx 3.5 hours drive from DFW), if I would be able to make the 3.5 hours drive home after being discharge from the hospital.
Thanks for any info
Diagnosed 3/2008 at Age 54; with Prostate Cancer with PSA of 1.9
Biopsy done 3/2008; with Gleason 6
Pathology report - Gleason 6 (3+3), involving left lobe (T2b)
DRE=15gm with indurated left base and mid prostate
Cores positive: left base medial, left base lateral, left mid medial and left mid lateral
Clinical stage t2b.
Prostate Carcinorna 185
Urologist recommended no bone scan or other test is needed at this time.
In process of evaluating all options.


wd40
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Total Posts : 218
   Posted 3/30/2008 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Kris, I had a two hour drive home and I had both the Davinci and open surgery. The ride was no problem for me. I rode home in a pick-up truck which help because the seats are up right and I could lean it back if I wanted to. I would recommended using a regular collection bag, that is, not a leg bag and put the bag on the floor. This will give you more capacity and makes sure the bag is low enough. Ask for instructions on how to take care of the catherter. and make sure they give you a leg bag for later.
12/06/07 DaVinci and open prostate surgery after difficulties in breathing stopped the davinci.
Walked a lot
90% control the day the catherter removed.
pad only for a sneeze before the week was out
No pads most of the second week.


GreenAcres
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   Posted 3/30/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
KrisP - we live about 90 miles east of Dallas. The Interstate between Dallas and Austin is quite bumpy (and always under construction) and, for us, it was a painful ride home in spite of pain meds.

We stayed over an extra night after discharge, which made it a little better. All in all, 3 1/2 hours isn't that much and you could probably do it fine after discharge. Plus, there's the advantage of being back in your own bed.

Please feel free to e-mail us (check our profile or click on the envelope icon under the member name) if you wish. We're happy to provide specific pointers regarding Austin/Fagin any time.
Husband: Age 67
PSA had doubled in 14 mos to 4.3/Gleason 6
da Vinci 8/06 in Austin with Dr. Randy Fagin
Post surgical path shows encapsular penetration; possible bladder neck involvement.
PSAs remain undetectable; no further treatment at this time.
Next PSA: April 08


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 3/30/2008 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi KrisP,
Great news on the bone scan. And you have chosen a very reputable surgeon. You will be in good hands. I used to live in that area as a kid, and worked for a company 16 years that is headquartered at the Bush highway and 114. Starts with an N has three letters in blue, along the 114. Been back and forth a hundred times. Anyway, good luck and be well. God Bless you in this journey. Stay close.

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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STAY POSITIVE!
 
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KrisP
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Total Posts : 162
   Posted 3/31/2008 4:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for the needed advice.
I will have my wife and daughter with me who will be sharing the drive back home. Most likely I will be in a Honda Passport SUV and my wife is a PRN and knows to take care of the catherter. I will mention to her about having both of them available.

TC - I work 5 minutes from 114 Hwy and George Bush Tpk.
Thanks again for all the good advices
Kris
Diagnosed 3/2008 at Age 54; with Prostate Cancer with PSA of 1.9
Biopsy done 3/2008; with Gleason 6
Pathology report - Gleason 6 (3+3), involving left lobe (T2b)
DRE=15gm with indurated left base and mid prostate
Cores positive: left base medial, left base lateral, left mid medial and left mid lateral
Clinical stage t2b.
Prostate Carcinorna 185
Urologist recommended no bone scan or other test is needed at this time.
In process of evaluating all options.


bluebird
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   Posted 4/26/2008 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Helping to keep KrisP's Journey together for future readers...

 

Threads started by: KrisP

 

KrisP reporting back after surgery
Scheduled for Surgery

Bone Scan result

Just found out that I had Prostate Cancer

 

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